Page Speed Benchmarks

Page speed has a huge impact on user experience. Faster sites have been proven to have lower bounce rates, higher conversion rates, bigger shopping cart sizes, and happier users. In these dashboards, we rank industry-leading websites based on how fast their pages appear to load, from a user’s perspective. For each site, click through to see their detailed test results.

Tested every day on a desktop Chrome desktop browser with a fast connection (25Mbps/10Mbps 10ms RTT). Sites are sorted by Start Render which is when the first non-white content is painted in the browser.

MEDIA SITES IN EUROPE ON A FAST CONNECTION

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#1 THE GUARDIAN
0.08s Backend
0.3s Start Render
1.04s Largest Contentful Paint
2.64s SpeedIndex
3.72s First CPU Idle
3.72s Time To Interactive
3.9s Visually Complete
7.08s Fully Loaded

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#2 LE MONDE
0.14s Backend
0.4s Start Render
0.88s SpeedIndex
1.19s Largest Contentful Paint
1.9s Visually Complete
2.1s First CPU Idle
2.1s Time To Interactive
2.25s Fully Loaded

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#3 LA REPUBBLICA
0.07s Backend
0.5s Start Render
2.41s SpeedIndex
3.4s First CPU Idle
3.4s Time To Interactive
3.47s Largest Contentful Paint
3.7s Visually Complete
4.95s Fully Loaded

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#4 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.09s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.18s SpeedIndex
1.7s Visually Complete
1.86s Largest Contentful Paint
2.46s First CPU Idle
2.46s Time To Interactive
62.28s Fully Loaded

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#5 EL PAIS
0.07s Backend
0.6s Start Render
3.84s SpeedIndex
5.07s Largest Contentful Paint
6.4s Visually Complete
8.6s First CPU Idle
8.6s Time To Interactive
13.92s Fully Loaded

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#6 BBC
0.06s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.96s SpeedIndex
2.34s Largest Contentful Paint
5.96s First CPU Idle
5.96s Time To Interactive
6s Visually Complete
10s Fully Loaded

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#7 THE TELEGRAPH
0.16s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.01s Largest Contentful Paint
2.62s SpeedIndex
4.3s Visually Complete
5.11s First CPU Idle
5.11s Time To Interactive
13.53s Fully Loaded

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#8 PRAVDA
0.54s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.02s SpeedIndex
1.02s First CPU Idle
1.02s Time To Interactive
1.15s Largest Contentful Paint
1.2s Visually Complete
1.44s Fully Loaded

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#9 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.55s Largest Contentful Paint
2.95s SpeedIndex
5.7s Visually Complete
9.06s First CPU Idle
9.06s Time To Interactive
13.5s Fully Loaded

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#10 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.19s Backend
0.97s Largest Contentful Paint
1.1s Start Render
1.61s SpeedIndex
3.78s First CPU Idle
3.78s Time To Interactive
12s Visually Complete
18.72s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.11s Backend
2.3s Start Render
2.36s Largest Contentful Paint
2.86s First CPU Idle
2.86s Time To Interactive
2.93s SpeedIndex
3.25s Fully Loaded
4.1s Visually Complete

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